NFC West Predictions – Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals

 Offensive Outlook

The Arizona Cardinals have a solid core of skill position players on offense including Carson Palmer, Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and of course, David Johnson. Playing in the NFC West doesn’t do this lot any favors with the Seahawks and Rams solid defenses, but that hasn’t stopped this offense from producing well for years. One position to avoid in the Cardinals offensive lineup is tight end which hasn’t been featured for years.

Projections for 2017:

QB1 – Carson Palmer – Passing – 4200 yds / 25 TDs 
RB1 – David Johnson  – Rushing – 1200 yds / 13 TDs  Receiving – 85 recs / 950 yds / 4 TDs
RB2 – Andre Ellington – Rushing – 100 yds / 1 td  Receiving – 15 recs / 120 yds / 0 TDs
WR1 – Larry Fitzgerald – Receiving – 95 recs / 1000 yds / 7 TDs
WR2 – John Brown – Receiving – 50 recs / 700 yds / 6 TDs
WR3 – JJ Nelson – Receiving – 40 recs / 650 yds / 5 TDs
TE1 – Jermaine Gresham – Receiving – 30 recs / 350 yds / 2 TDs

Offensive Depth: QB Drew Stanton and WR Jaron Brown

Defensive Outlook

The Arizona defense was good in 2016 ranking 14th in points allowed and 2nd in yards allowed. The team has a nice group of players at every level including some All Pro caliber studs like Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick Peterson, and Chandler Jones. I expect solid production again in 2017. 

Projections for 2017:

DE1 – Robert Nkemdiche – 40 total Ts / 8 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
DE2 – Rodney Gunter – 35 total Ts / 5 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
DT – Corey Peters – 30 total Ts / 1 sack / 2 passes defensed / 1 total TO
OLB1 – Chandler Jones – 55 total Ts / 12 sacks / 5 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
OLB2 – Markus Golden – 30 total Ts / 5 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
ILB1 – Deone Bucannon – 105 total Ts / 3 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
ILB2 – Karlos Dansby – 75 total Ts / 3 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
CB1 – Patrick Peterson – 55 total Ts / 0 sacks / 15 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
CB2 – Brandon Williams – 50 total Ts / 0 sacks / 10 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
S1 – Antoine Bethea – 100 total Ts / 1 sack / 6 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
S2 – Tyrann Mathieu –  80 total Ts / 2 sacks / 10 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
Nickel – Tyvon Branch – 65 total Ts / 0 sacks / 8 passes defensed / 1 total TO
 
IDP Depth: DL Frostee Rucker and LB Haason Reddick

 

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